LHSP 140 - Arts and Humanities
Section: 001 Art in Public Spaces
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Course Note:
A studio course in drawing and painting, combined with an introduction to the concepts and language of art criticism. Students will develop skills in drawing and painting, do research on topics in art history and theory, and write short essays on the whole process.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
CE
Other:
Theme
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
9
Cost:
>100
Lab Fee:
150.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this creative course, using LSA’s theme semester, “Language: The Quintessence”, students from all disciplines will be designing and producing their own large-scale animated sculptures (a.k.a. giant puppets and “luminaries”) which will be featured in our annual FestiFools and FoolMoon public art extravaganzas to be held on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor on April Fools weekend, 2012. As the originators of these artistic spectacles, students in this class will design, organize, and develop both artistic events in conjunction with local community and business partners. Early in the academic term we will also work together on the creation of stage sets for a local community theater musical production of Once Upon a Mattress.

This will be a full “hands-on” experience which will challenge students’ aesthetic assumptions while exploring techniques and tools for the making of large-scale theatrical scenery and sculptural elements. Although this course does not require any previous art experience, due to the public nature of the projects, it will be expected that class members already possess an excellent work ethic, great attitude, and the ability to grasp and apply aesthetic principles quickly, in a physically demanding, team oriented, public environment.

See http://festifools.org for more information regarding the events we’ll be creating.

There is a $150 lab fee to help defray the direct expenses for materials required for this course.

Due to the hands-on nature and creative scope of this course, an additional weekly lab/studio time will be required (in lieu of exams and papers) — these times will be arranged according to individual students’ schedules on the first day of class.

Location: Our FestiFools Studio is located in the Campus Safety Services Building, 1239 Kipke Dr., Rm# 1309 (just east of the Crisler Basketball Arena). We are located on the last stop on the U-M Southbound Commuter Bus. (You can see an aerial view of our building location by going to our website http://festifools.org and clicking on “map” at the bottom of the home page.)

FestiFools Studio phone #: 734-763-7550

LHSP 140 - Arts and Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
17994
Open
15
4LHSP
-
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
P
22813
Open
8
2LHSP
-
F 2:30PM - 5:30PM
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